Once again it was not a whole weekend but just a day and a half as we could not find flights on Friday night after work. Nevertheless, this was not a problem as we left feeling like we did quite a lot in the little time spent in this beautiful country.
Our trip began when we landed at 2 pm on a Saturday in Ljubljana where we spent the whole of the afternoon exploring the capital (and where we also had a great birthday celebration with some locals- thanks David and Klemen if you see this!).
Ljubljana is Slovenia’s capital city but it didn’t feel that way. It felt like we were in a relaxing and quiet small town surrounded by canals. The town centre is also very walkable as everything we wanted to visit was 10 minutes away. The well-preserved monumental patrimony is the perfect setting to get lost to explore and it is the place where landmarks such as the castle, churches, bridges and dragon statues take all the protagonism.
We also decided to go on another trip from here to spend Sunday in Bled, a place known for its beautiful lake and castle.
I guess the pictures speak by themselves but the view of the lake was incredible, especially from the castle. As the lake was frozen we were not able to go on a boat to the small island and visit the church but we enjoyed the most amazing panoramic view from the top of the castle.
To finish our trip we also needed to have one of Bled’s traditional cream cakes before heading back to Ljubljana to get our luggage and get to the airport. Yes, we were very tired on Monday but it was an amazing birthday weekend!